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One-Chip PCIe to UART Serial Bridge Designed for Low Power Consumption

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pericom Semiconductor announced a PCI Express SBridge (serial bridge) product family, offering a one chip device for the CPU to UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) I/O market. The product family consists of three different UART port count configurations:

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GaN Power Transistor Addresses 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz Markets

April 1, 2008 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Consisting of a broadband DC to 4GHz GaN-on-Si HEMT in a thermally-enhanced plastic package, the NPT1004 delivers up to 45W at 28V for high PAR and pulsed applications, up to 5W for 2.5GHz to 3.5GHz WiMAX applications, and 4.5W for 3.3GHz to 3.5GHz WiMAX applications. The Pb-free, RoHS-compliant device suits high peak to average power amplifiers for WiMAX and systems using pulsed waveforms such as in radar, telemetry, and medical applications.

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Single-Channel Regulator Chip Claims High Efficiency and Accuracy

March 31, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating a switching voltage regulator, 1.5A-rated p-channel power MOSFET, and compensation circuitry in a TO-252S-5 package, the BD9870 single-channel step-down switching regulator has an efficiency of 88%, an output accuracy of ±1.0%, and a bias current of 3mA with a zero standby current. Deployable using only an external coil, diode, and output capacitor, the 900-kHz device can present a 60% board-space savings

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TrenchFET power MOSFET Achieves Lowest On-Resistance

March 31, 2008 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIth an on-resistance/gate charge FOM of 98 (presented as a record for any VDS = 30V, VGS = 20V SO-8-size part) and a maximum on-resistance of 2.25 mO at a 4.5-V gate drive voltage, the Vishay Siliconix Si7192DP TrenchFET power MOSFET is presented as having the best performance for a device of its type. The n-channel device comes in a PowerPAK SO-8 package be used as the low-side MOSFET in synchronous buck converters, in secondary synchronous rectification, and OR-ing applications.

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32-bit microcontrollers Designed for Flexibility

March 27, 2008 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the performance of an ARM926EJ core, a VFP, a LCD Controller, an Ethernet MAC, and USB, the NXP LPC3200 line of microcontrollers offer embedded designers the ability to reduce on-chip components and maximize power savings. Designed for flexibility in applications that require fast, simultaneous communications, the LPC3000 combines high-performance, low power consumption and a myriad of peripherals.

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DC Motor Pre-driver Saves Power, Reduces Damage

March 27, 2008 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting office automation, telecommunications, consumer and industrial applications, the Allegro A4930 single-phase brushless DC motor pre-driver provides outputs that can drive N-Channel MOSFET H-Bridges with voltage ranges from 8V to 36V. Motor speed is regulated by either PWM or external analog voltage with programmable minimum speed and maximum motor current. Synchronous rectification is employed in the PWM off-cycle to reduce power dissipation, and startup current can be ramped up for reduced supply current surges and lock detection along with auto restart functions to reduce damage due to motor overheating.

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Audio Processor Chip Integrates Bluetooth for Mobile Phone Applications

March 27, 2008 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR’s MusiCore1 single-chip stereo audio processor with Bluetooth overcomes the limitations of a phone CPU in handling both audio and voice processing. It supports decoding of all mainstream music file formats including MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA and SBC, and its DSP architecture reduces the power required to process audio files: 5.25 mW for an MP3 file, compared to

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DSCs Integrate 16-bit Audio DAC

March 27, 2008 8:33 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting embedded applications requiring audio functionality, 28-pin and 44-pin dsPIC 16-bit DSCs incorporate a dual-channel, 100ksps, 16-bit audio DAC module as well as 16 kB RAM (2 Kbytes of dual-port RAM) with 64 kB and 128 kB flash optional in the dsPIC33 model. Features of the DSP-capable device include two analog comparators, selectable 10-bit or 12-bit ADC, and a

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Adjustable TFT Accepts Wide Input

March 27, 2008 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering fully adjustable outputs, the dual-channel LTC3524 BIAS and white-LED driver can generate up to 25mA at 6V for the AVDD channel, and up to 2mA at 20V and -20V for the respective VGH and VGL bias requirements with controlled power-up/power-down sequencing. Able to operate at up to 90 percent with voltages from 2.5V to 6V, the 4mm2 QFN-packaged synchronous rectification device can power up to 10 white LEDs (5 per channel) while offering a dimming ration of up to 200:1.

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Voltage Feedback Amplifier Boasts Low Quiescent Current

March 26, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

 portable instrumentation, active filters and analog to digital converter (ADC) buffers

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Zener Diode Assemblies Shield Automotive Peripherals

March 26, 2008 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Created to help protect consumer infortainment devices that require in-vehicle charging, a pair of 2.3A polymer-enhanced Zener diode assemblies from Tyco Electronics  include a resistively non-linear, polymer positive temperature coefficient (PPTC) layer that responds to either diode heating or overcurrent events. Features include a max input of 16VDC, a resistance of 0.04O, and a power dissipation of 0.7W.

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RF Dongle Reference Design Uses Single RFIC

March 25, 2008 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing an air data rate of up to 2 Mbps, a single-chip USB dongle reference design based on the nRF24LU1 RFIC with integrated RF synthesizer and PLL is intended for use in applications such as PC peripherals, remote devices, and sports accessories. The design integrates the RF chip, PCB antenna, 16 MHz crystal, and required passives in a 12 mm × 32 mm form factor that is FCC, ETSI, and USB compliant.

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40V Synchronous Rectifier Enables High Efficiency In Switching Designs

March 24, 2008 10:24 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor's 40V breakdown DC/DC synchronous rectifier for power supplies such as DC-DC brick modules and servers features desirable RDS(ON) and total gate charge (QG), and provides 20 percent lower Figure of Merit (FOM) compared to other 40V MOSFET solutions, according to the company. It comes in an industry standard and green

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Analog Front End Enhances Ultrasound System Performance

March 24, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting a complete analog signal chain solution designed for portable ultrasound systems, Texas Instruments' AFE5805 integrated analog front end (AFE) delivers as much as a 50 percent space savings with up to 20 percent lower power consumption and 40 percent less noise than existing integrated solutions. Presented as the smallest device of its type and the first in the AFE58xx family of devices, the AFE reduces component count to decrease power consumption by up to 20 percent and offers 40 percent less noise than similar devices

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Battery Authentication ICs Provide Device Security

March 21, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced flexible battery authentication ICs for cell phones. The ISL9206 and ISL9206A are incorporate the company's FlexiHash+ engine. It provides high levels of security using a basic challenge/response scheme based on 32-bit challenge code and 8-bit response code. The engine employs

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